Macaulay Culkin’s band, the Pizza Underground, were booed off stage and pelted with beer by a belligerent crowd at Dot to Dot Festival in Nottingham, England over the weekend.
If you’ve been wondering what the fallen child star is upto these days, you need no longer wonder. The answer, obviously, is that he’s playing in a pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band with the cleverest name imaginable.
While the band is more of a bizarre art project than an honest band, they’ve still been making the rounds at music festivals in both the US and UK. Their act is primarily focused on playing Velvet Underground songs, banging on pizza boxes, and replacing select lyrics with the word pizza (because art).
The group was only on stage at Dot to Dot Festival for fifteen minutes when they walked off. They only completed one song, their cover of “Perfect Day” titled “Pizza Day,” before the crowd began chucking beer at the stage.
“Why are you throwing those? I’d rather drink them!” Culkin shouted at the crowd. When the booing didn’t stop, Culkin announced, “That’s the end of the show. Good night.”
The good people of Nottingham might not have enjoyed Culkin and company’s antics, but the Pizza Underground will live on. They were recently announced as part of the lineup of Riot Fest in Chicago. Let’s just hope the good people of Chicago are more tolerant of pizza-themed Lou Reed lyrics.
Check out the above video of a recent performance by the group in Bristol. Though the crowd still booed occasionally, the band was mercifully allowed to finish their set. Or you could go watch Home Alone and see which is more entertaining.